It POURS. While I would usually use that metaphorically this particular weekend both literally and metaphorically works. We finally got some MUCH needed rain in this part of the world and the creeks that have been empty and bone dry for months have at last some water running through them. I hope the water stays and that the rain sticks around for a bit. I don’t even mind racing to the van without an umbrella, actually I walked really slow so I could enjoy the rain. Know for the metaphorically part –
On Thursday I did an update to my phone that didn’t turn out so well. We call it Paper Weight mode. It literally wasn’t even phone worthy anymore. It took me almost 24 hours to get it back up and that was after tons of hassle and swearing I’d leave it on the side of the road on the way into town. Finally around lunch on Friday it came back to life. I’ll follow up with the complete story on that soon. After work Friday Big C brought the boys home and I ran to the store to pick out their birthday presents along with some milk (I really an thinking of buying my own milk cow) and got home about an hour or so later to a semi-warm house. Huh. What’s up. The AC’s busted. We attempted to take apart the usual suspect part in the DARK but still no dice. At least it waited until a semi-cool weekend with the rain and cloud cover to go out. I pulled up my big girl pants and we toughed out two nights and days without the AC. Not really hot but seriously humid and sticky. The boys camped out on the living room floor with some fans.
Saturday we headed into town for the boys birthday party. Stop number one at HEB for some ice for the ice box. Stop number two at the downtown cafe daddy has coffee at every morning to pick up the cake. Miss Esther had made them a very cool robot cake (she also did last years cake and the year before). When we walked in she gave me a look of dissappointment. She was finishing the cake late the night before and it fell off her table. She was so upset she was almost in tears! I felt so bad because I knew she worked hard on it, I wasn’t upset and I tried to explain that to her. She kept saying how cool it was too! I think she’s going to remake it for our SeptOber birthday get together in a few weeks. Stop three was at the other HEB for cake (we got two round ones and some decorations from the bakery isle), forks, napkins, plates (all of which I neglected to remember at the first HEB stop) and some finger foods. Stop four was the shop where daddy’s phone was now in Paper Weight mode even though mommy told him not to do it for a few moments before we headed to the party zone.
The boys school mates and even their cousin had a blast bouncing from one inflatable item to the next. Lots of hot, sweaty, thirsty, and hungry little people running around. We barely had enough cake for all the hungry little folk but the boys seemed to have blast playing with their friends. After the party was over Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Tommy, Aunt Morgan and litte Mr. Aidan joined us for some BBQ out at Kreuz’s. The boys opened up their gifts from family there (we requested no gifts at the party – they have enough already, really they do) and were excited by the two new Estes rockets and engines from Grandma and Grandpa. I think my dad had fun looking for them since he was the one who did it with me when I was kid, the boys were sincerely excited about their new rockets.
Later that eveing our good friends Brian and Renate came over to visit with their boys Ethan and Joey who are too cute and full of energy. Big C and I were reminded of what we don’t miss about having toddlers! It was actually cooler to sit outside and visit than inside with the AC still out. After church this morning we ran to Academy in Austin to get the boys each their own football to take to flag football practice. Their first game will be this Saturday if the fields are dry enough. I’m excited to see how CaseyJ will do since this is his first year. Our AC finally got fixed this afternoon thanks to a very nice family friend/AC repair guy coming out on a weekend to help us out. To top it of he wouldn’t even charge us for anything. Very cool. No pun intended… What a weekend. It’ll take me all week to recover!
More pictures from our BBQ lunch and Mr. Aidan and his ice cream cone…
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It POURS. While I would usually use that metaphorically this particular weekend both literally and metaphorically works....